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Up until this past Monday night, the only real hatred towards Andy Reid was coming from Philadelphia Eagles fans. But after Bryce Brown racked up 178 yards and two touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers, Reid can add fantasy owners to the list.
The Eagles are notorious for wanting to throw the ball. So much so, that LeSean McCoy could be arguably be perceived as a better wide receiver than a running back. The Eagles have a long history of just refusing to run the ball, we ‘re use to it, and defense’s expect it, but that’s not why Bryce Browns was successful in week 12.
With backup quarterback Nick Foles filling in for Mike Vick and injuries across the board including to starting running back LeSean McCoy, fans were shocked to see the Eagles coaching staff call a balance gameplan. The Eagles had 21 passing attempts and 25 rushing attempts in a heartbreaking loss. This is very uncharacteristic for anyone who follows the Eagles -well, not the losing part, but fantasy owners were shocked and furious as LeSean McCoy a 1st round fantasy talent never seems to get the ball enough, and in his first absence, the backup RB see’s a solid workload for jackpot numbers.
I was very confident entering the Monday night game the Eagles were going to be able to gain at least 80 yards on the ground. I’ve watched Bryce Brown for a few weeks now and really like his no-nonsense running style and aggressive smash-mouth attack with the ball in his hands. Unfortunately, he still has trouble locking up the football, with two fumbles that were very costly. Yet the end result has now drastically shot Bryce Brown’s fantasy stock into a starting role based on his matchup against the Dallas Cowboys for week 13.
LeSean McCoy vs. Bryce Brown
Most fantasy owners who own LeSean McCoy rarely even watch him play each week. Nowadays with the luxury of smart phones, instant stat tracking, and fantasy football becoming purely a game of numbers, the fantasy fan only cares about results. McCoy is an elusive running back with excellent vision and hands that give the Eagles exactly what they want when calling plays in their pass happy attack. You can line LeSean McCoy up just about anywhere on the field and gain an advantage against defender. McCoy is a perfect running back for the West Coast-Andy Reid offense. Unfortunately, another coach comes in and revamps offensive schemes I’m afraid his fantasy stock may decrease.
I’ve been saying for years the Philadelphia Eagles complicate things when they don’t need to. They have excellent talent on both sides of the ball yet the playing calling is very questionable. Only will you see Philadelphia Eagles go 5 WR set on a 3rd & short or call three passing plays in a row to kill a drive in the red zone. In order to win, you need to get back to basics and move the chains. if you can run at the defense, you not only forced offenders to respect their rushing attack, but you where the amount and set them up for play action pass.
Bryce Brown didn’t do anything spectacular Monday night, he simply hit the hole running hard. At 6 feet 223 pounds, Brown is more your prototypical NFL running back than LeSean McCoy. I’m not saying that he is a better option for the Eagles, but in a game in which everyone was banged up, Brown served a purpose of production. He simply helped move the chains, and allowed the Eagles do not have to put all the pressure on the rookie quarterback.
Moving forward I received Bryce Brown becoming a complement running back could one day get into a split carry situation the right coaching staff comes along and recognizes his talent.
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Bryce Brown really hadn’t been heard from since a stellar high school career that ended in 2008. Until Monday night, when he filled in for injured Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy. Making his first start at any level since his senior season at Wichita East (Kansas) High, Brown set an Eagles rookie record with 178 yards rushing, including touchdown runs of 65 and five yards...
His name is Brown. That’s what they call him. Image via the Philadelphia Eagles.
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